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Impacts of Medications on Male Fertility

  • Tables show the evidence for adverse effects of each medication, providing easy use in the fertility clinic for reliable diagnosis

  • Ideal for fertility practitioners concerned about their lack of information on work-up of the male partner in cases of infertility

  • A comprehensive review of a male reproductive concern, never previously published in one volume

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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1034)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Erma Z. Drobnis, Ajay K. Nangia
    Pages 1-4
  3. Erma Z. Drobnis, Ajay K. Nangia
    Pages 13-24
  4. Erma Z. Drobnis, Ajay K. Nangia
    Pages 25-28
  5. Erma Z. Drobnis, Ajay K. Nangia
    Pages 29-38
  6. Erma Z. Drobnis, Ajay K. Nangia
    Pages 39-57
  7. Erma Z. Drobnis, Ajay K. Nangia
    Pages 59-61
  8. Erma Z. Drobnis, Ajay K. Nangia
    Pages 63-101
  9. Erma Z. Drobnis, Ajay K. Nangia
    Pages 103-130
  10. Erma Z. Drobnis, Ajay K. Nangia
    Pages 131-161
  11. Erma Z. Drobnis, Ajay K. Nangia
    Pages 163-178
  12. Erma Z. Drobnis, Ajay K. Nangia
    Pages 179-210
  13. Erma Z. Drobnis, Ajay K. Nangia
    Pages 211-226
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 227-325

About this book

Introduction

The over-arching goal of this volume is to help infertility practitioners evaluate and manage their patients with poor semen quality.  The authors review the existing literature on the effects of medications on male fertility, and provide detailed information about what is known, giving the number of individuals and population characteristics for studies of medication effects on male fertility. Medications are designed to treat illness and reduce symptoms, but all have undesirable adverse effects such as headache or stomach upset. Some adverse reactions can even be life-threatening, so it is no surprise that some drugs have negative effects on male reproduction.  Medical practitioners rarely consider a man’s reproductive plans when prescribing medications. Men are routinely treated with drugs that can impair or abolish fertility.

Although practitioners in the field of reproductive medicine generally realize that certain drugs impact negatively on reproductive health, there are limited resources providing evidence-based knowledge useful in counseling patients. Tables throughout this volume summarize the information for each drug, providing a handy reference for clinical use.

Keywords

Male fertility Infertility Reproductive toxicology Fertilization Sperm Endocrine disruptors

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s HealthUniversity of Missouri School of MedicineColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of UrologyUniversity of Kansas Medical CenterKansas CityUSA

About the authors

Erma Z. Drobnis, PhD, is Laboratory Director of the Andrology Laboratory, and Associate Professional Practice Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, University of Missouri-Columbia.

Ajay K. Nangia, MBBS FACS, is Professor of Urology at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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